Fodor's Expert Review Palais Faraj Suites & Spa

Bab Ziat, Quartier Ziat, Fez, Fez-Meknès, 30000, Morocco

In a lavish 19th-century former palace just outside the medina walls, the 31 suites blend contemporary furnishings with acres of marble, intricately carved cedarwood, ornate zellij tiling, and sparkling chandeliers—the work of a four-year renovation led by experts in Moorish architecture. Some suites come with their own Moroccan-inspired living space and balcony; splurge on one with a private terrace. You’ll find it hard to tear yourself away from the panoramic views over the medina if you breakfast on the top-floor La Terrasse. There are stunning views too for sundowners at Le Golden Bar and at L'Amandier, the gourmet Moroccan restaurant. After a hard day’s sightseeing, head to the luxurious Le Spa for a hammam or relaxing massage.

PROS

  • road access
  • first-rate facilities including spa and restaurant
  • large swimming pool

CONS

  • not in the heart of the medina
  • less intimate than a riad
  • Wi-Fi can be patchy

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Sophisticated
Central
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0535-63–53–56

HOTEL DETAILS

31 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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